Tag Archive: peaceful parenting

It’s a good thing you’re not perfect! Guest post by Dr. Laura Markham

**I can’t tell you how honored and excited I am to have Dr. Laura Markham from Aha! Parenting here today with this wonderful, insightful, and encouraging guest post. I’ve been a fan of hers for a while now and regularly read her words of wisdom and advice when it comes to this roller coaster that…

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Parenting and the power of forgiveness

She fell asleep before we could exchange our apologies. The sun was already setting on our long, hectic day and dinner had yet to be served. Hunger and fatigue, the common bewitching hour triggers, took hold of us all. And tantrums were had. Right there in our car, still far from home. I vacillated between…

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I wish I hadn’t held my baby so much…said no mother, ever.

It’s 2 am and I’m holding him. Pacing the house with the quiet swaying rhythm that only a mother knows. My arms need rest. My body and soul need a few solid hours of sleep. But I continue to cradle him in my arms. It’s the only place he seems peaceful. The only place he’ll…

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From the trenches: 5 parenting strategies that work

In my most recent blog post, I vented about the maddening reality that parenting comes with no guarantees. It’s on those days when we’re sorting it all out, learning, and growing as parents that we question ourselves the most. It’s inevitable and par for the course in the roller coaster ride that is parenting. Highs,…

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